Thomas Masterson was an all-around football player, holding down an Adjustor position which required them to defend against both runs and passes. Before attending St Francis Prep he played three years of midget football before entering Pop Warner league play for one season before switching positions entirely for Pop Warner Prep league competition.
Danny Masterson’s retrial and conviction on charges of sexual rape shed light on Scientology, an organization popular among Hollywood actors and actresses.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Masterson was an intoxicating man with an infectious smile and infectious sense of humor that lit up any room he entered. A loving husband, father to five children, grandfather to nine and great-grandfather to one, Thomas was dedicated to his family as husband, father and great-grandfather – yet always on time.
He was an ardent conservative who advocated originalism, an approach to readings of the Constitution that prioritizes close readings of it. While remaining consistent in general approach, his position sometimes evolved on specific issues.
Thomas was an avid reader, history enthusiast, and collector of historical documents throughout his life. Additionally, he enjoyed music and science fiction. Thomas enjoyed spending his free time walking in the woods or building model tanks; his favorite Pittsburgh sports teams included Pittsburgh Steelers. Thomas found great pleasure in spending time with family.
Thomas Masterson served as Director in Prime Services with UBS Securities LLC of Dallas from 2006-2011 and spent 30 years working in employee benefits.
He is a member of both the American Association of Physical Anthropologists and International Primatological Society, having published multiple articles on gross human anatomy and craniofacial development. Additionally, he serves on several committees, task forces, councils and executive boards representing Central Michigan University’s Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.
The NBC television series ‘Bat Masterson’ was loosely based on his life, with Gene Barry playing his character. Reportedly, Gene Barry and Bat Masterson became romantically involved although there is no record of their marriage; they parted ways on November 9, 1999.
Achievement and Honors
He earned both a bachelor’s degree in history from Loyola Seminary of Shrub Oak in New York and a masters in teaching history from Fordham University. Furthermore, he holds a licentiate of sacred theology from Weston School of Theology.
Masterson won the 2018 MAC Triple Jump championship both indoor and outdoor competitions, along with winning both events’ respective field athlete of the year awards.
In 2020, he was arrested on three charges of forcible sexual assault. In 2021, he pled not guilty to these allegations and posted $3.3 million bail before appearing before a trial panel in 2022 that ended with a mistrial after they could not come to a unanimous verdict on them; there has not been an announcement regarding when this matter may retrialled.
Thomas Masterson, a partner at Harrison Pensa and member of its Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group. He represents institutional creditors, debtors and trustees in matters related to enforcement of security agreements and commercial bankruptcy filings.
He is an expert lecturer on topics related to forensic anthropology, functional morphology and craniofacial development. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in anthropology with an anatomical concentration.
Personal: He is survived by his son Gareth and daughter Rhianna as well as their grandmother, both whom were extremely fond of him and would often speak about them. Additionally, he enjoyed Star Wars, tanks, American history and is fondly remembered by many friends and family members.
Masterson has found great success as an actor throughout his career. From films such as Beethoven’s 2nd to sitcom Cybill and landing his iconic role as Hyde in That ’70s Show, acting was at the core of Masterson’s earnings. Even after this series had concluded he continued acting, making guest appearances on shows such as Punk’d and MADtv as well as co-starring in several movies like 2008 film Yes Man.
Masterson has ventured beyond acting with stints as a DJ under the name DJ Mom Jeans, and is an active member of Scientology Church endorsed by many well-known members of Tinseltown including Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley.